Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Prop Your Feet Up

Sorry I have been absent so long. I promise even though you haven’t heard from me doesn’t mean I am not doing projects.

Sometime this spring, I curbed this lovely ottoman. I don’t usually curb upholstered things but I knew I could easily strip this one down to wood and springs so I picked it up along with several other odds and ends._MG_5756
Lovely bird isn't it? Every time I saw it, I heard “BBRRAWWWWKKK!”_MG_5761

I started peeling back the nasty, dusty layers and lots of staples.


Which brought me here:_MG_5767

I bought 2 burlap coffee bags for $30 through Restore Interiors’ “Restore Alabama” silent action to help those hit by the tornados this spring. I got my bags from a cute little gal who blogs at reFreshreStyle. She covered a great chair with another sack. Check it out here!
I cut up an old duvet to use as the new padding. I put down probably 7 or 8 layers but which turned out firm but soft and free :) I didn’t take pictures through the recovering steps. It was so simple it would have bored you.

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 One thing of note, I cut the edges around the legs to the right length and then just hot glued them down. To give it a more polished look, I added upholstery nails to around the tops of the legs.
Cost breakdown:
Ottoman base: free!
Batting/Padding: free!
Burlap Coffee bag: $15 (I only used 1)
Upholstery nails: $3
Total: $18!

I hope to re-home it through a consignment shop here in Dallas and make a little craft supply money. But mostly our house was overflowing with furniture so it will be good to have this tripping hazard gone.

My ottoman is party with these great blogs:

The Shabby NestLadybird Ln